Justin Chon makes our 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2017 list with Gook, a black-and-white dramedy set during the 1992 L.A. Riots. Chon wrote, directed, and stars in the award-winning film.
Actor, writer, and musician Zoe Lister-Jones makes her directorial debut with the dramedy Band Aid. The Independent’s Evan Crean caught up with Lister-Jones about the film’s exploration of a long term relationship–its deep wounds and power dynamics–her decision to hire an all-female crew for Band Aid, and how Jewish identity enters into her art.
Demetri Martin brings his unique brand of visual humor to the big screen in the new dramedy Dean. The Independent’s Evan Crean spoke with Martin about his move to directing, his many lessons learned, and where the ideas for his artwork and comedy originate.